NASDAQ:PDFS

PDF Solutions Competitors

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$16.70
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$17.12
50-Day Range
$16.64
MA: $18.03
$19.63
52-Week Range
$14.53
Now: $16.78
$26.42
Volume125,177 shs
Average Volume160,162 shs
Market Capitalization$623.29 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.53

Competitors

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) Vs. AMAT, LRCX, KLAC, ENTG, MKSI, and BRKS

Should you be buying PDFS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "semiconductor equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to PDF Solutions, including Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research (LRCX), KLA (KLAC), Entegris (ENTG), MKS Instruments (MKSI), and Brooks Automation (BRKS).

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.8% of Applied Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Applied Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Applied Materials and PDF Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Applied Materials21.04%40.65%18.07%
PDF Solutions-9.34%-3.85%-3.22%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Applied Materials and PDF Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Applied Materials041902.83
PDF Solutions01202.67

Applied Materials presently has a consensus target price of $144.44, suggesting a potential upside of 12.33%. PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.91%. Given PDF Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Applied Materials.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Applied Materials and PDF Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Applied Materials$17.20 billion6.86$3.62 billion$4.1730.84
PDF Solutions$85.58 million7.28$-5,420,000.00($0.17)-98.71

Applied Materials has higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Applied Materials, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Applied Materials has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Applied Materials beats PDF Solutions on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Lam Research and PDF Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%
PDF Solutions-9.34%-3.85%-3.22%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Lam Research and PDF Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lam Research042102.84
PDF Solutions01202.67

Lam Research presently has a consensus target price of $556.88, suggesting a potential downside of 9.16%. PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.91%. Given PDF Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Lam Research.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lam Research and PDF Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.72$2.25 billion$15.9538.43
PDF Solutions$85.58 million7.28$-5,420,000.00($0.17)-98.71

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lam Research, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats PDF Solutions on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.7% of KLA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of KLA shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares KLA and PDF Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%
PDF Solutions-9.34%-3.85%-3.22%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for KLA and PDF Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KLA08902.53
PDF Solutions01202.67

KLA presently has a consensus target price of $292.1250, suggesting a potential downside of 8.40%. PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.91%. Given PDF Solutions' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than KLA.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KLA and PDF Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KLA$5.81 billion8.46$1.22 billion$10.3530.81
PDF Solutions$85.58 million7.28$-5,420,000.00($0.17)-98.71

KLA has higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KLA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

KLA has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

KLA beats PDF Solutions on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Entegris and PDF Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Entegris15.03%26.54%12.06%
PDF Solutions-9.34%-3.85%-3.22%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.4% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Entegris shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Entegris and PDF Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Entegris$1.59 billion9.41$254.86 million$1.9357.37
PDF Solutions$85.58 million7.28$-5,420,000.00($0.17)-98.71

Entegris has higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entegris, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Entegris has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Entegris and PDF Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Entegris02502.71
PDF Solutions01202.67

Entegris presently has a consensus target price of $104.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.47%. PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.91%. Given PDF Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Entegris.

Summary

Entegris beats PDF Solutions on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares MKS Instruments and PDF Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%
PDF Solutions-9.34%-3.85%-3.22%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MKS Instruments and PDF Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.13$140.39 million$4.5239.01
PDF Solutions$85.58 million7.28$-5,420,000.00($0.17)-98.71

MKS Instruments has higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MKS Instruments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for MKS Instruments and PDF Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02802.80
PDF Solutions01202.67

MKS Instruments currently has a consensus target price of $180.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.08%. PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.91%. Given PDF Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than MKS Instruments.

Summary

MKS Instruments beats PDF Solutions on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Brooks Automation and PDF Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Brooks Automation02502.71
PDF Solutions01202.67

Brooks Automation currently has a consensus target price of $81.8750, suggesting a potential downside of 12.58%. PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.91%. Given PDF Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Brooks Automation.

Profitability

This table compares Brooks Automation and PDF Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Brooks Automation7.23%7.95%6.13%
PDF Solutions-9.34%-3.85%-3.22%

Volatility and Risk

Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.97, meaning that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brooks Automation and PDF Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Brooks Automation$897.27 million7.75$64.85 million$1.2674.33
PDF Solutions$85.58 million7.28$-5,420,000.00($0.17)-98.71

Brooks Automation has higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brooks Automation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.3% of Brooks Automation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Brooks Automation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Brooks Automation beats PDF Solutions on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


PDF Solutions Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Applied Materials logo
AMAT
Applied Materials
2.3$128.59-1.8%$118.00 billion$17.20 billion32.80Analyst Report
Lam Research logo
LRCX
Lam Research
2.2$613.03-1.4%$87.61 billion$10.04 billion34.77Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
KLA logo
KLAC
KLA
2.2$318.92-1.7%$49.14 billion$5.81 billion38.80Analyst Report
News Coverage
Entegris logo
ENTG
Entegris
1.8$110.72-2.2%$14.97 billion$1.59 billion56.78Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.1$176.33-2.7%$9.74 billion$1.90 billion35.20Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
Brooks Automation logo
BRKS
Brooks Automation
1.9$93.66-4.6%$6.95 billion$897.27 million106.43
Amkor Technology logo
AMKR
Amkor Technology
1.9$22.67-3.2%$5.53 billion$4.05 billion17.71Upcoming Earnings
Insider Selling
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
CMC Materials logo
CCMP
CMC Materials
1.6$179.54-3.4%$5.24 billion$1.12 billion37.17Analyst Upgrade
Advanced Energy Industries logo
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
1.8$107.25-4.4%$4.12 billion$788.95 million39.72News Coverage
FormFactor logo
FORM
FormFactor
1.8$46.53-2.9%$3.62 billion$589.46 million47.00
Onto Innovation logo
ONTO
Onto Innovation
1.5$68.07-1.8%$3.33 billion$305.90 million-358.26
Xperi logo
XPER
Xperi
1.8$20.37-3.2%$2.14 billion$280.07 million-35.12
Ultra Clean logo
UCTT
Ultra Clean
1.7$50.44-2.4%$2.05 billion$1.07 billion46.70Analyst Report
Cohu logo
COHU
Cohu
1.7$42.09-6.3%$2.03 billion$583.33 million-37.92News Coverage
Axcelis Technologies logo
ACLS
Axcelis Technologies
1.7$40.92-2.7%$1.38 billion$342.96 million30.77
Veeco Instruments logo
VECO
Veeco Instruments
1.4$20.68-0.3%$1.03 billion$419.35 million-24.05
Photronics logo
PLAB
Photronics
1.7$11.99-2.6%$759.99 million$609.69 million22.62News Coverage
AXT logo
AXTI
AXT
1.7$10.12-6.1%$426.92 million$83.26 million-337.22
Rubicon Technology logo
RBCN
Rubicon Technology
0.5$10.70-1.6%$25.91 million$3.53 million-44.57
This page was last updated on 4/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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